Touchstones Blue Plaque

Touchstones Blue Plaque

Touchstones Rochdale 1884

Touchstones Rochdale Grade II listed 1884 (extended in 1903 and 1913)

Touchstones Blue Plaque Rochdale

The Rochdale Town Hall fire of 1883 destroyed the clock tower library and led to the opening of the purpose built ‘Free Public Library’ one year later. The library was extended to include a Museum and Art Gallery, three sandstone panels representing ‘Science, Art & Literature’ were set into the front elevation.

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Tim Gratton Used to be the Library!

Paul Jones Just as you walk into Touchstones to the right of the entrance, there are a few milling stones for grinding grain, they are leaning against the wall outside. They were donated by my Grandfather from the farm in Brimrod before I was born…

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